WBAI's Bob Fried leads a panel discussion on how psychedelics, hallucinogenics and other related drugs are treated in contemporary society and on society's view of the use and abuse of said drugs. Panelists are Dr. Donald B. Luria, from the New York County Medical Society Subcommittee on Narcotics; Dr. Ralph Metzner, editor of the Psychedelic Review; and poet Allen Ginsberg. Dr. Luria talks about the rise of opiate addiction in the United States. Dr. Metzner discusses the rise of drug addiction and the rise of psychedelic drug usage. Ginsberg reflects on the subjective phenomena associated with consciousness-expanding drugs. Ginsberg offers anthropological research on indigenous peoples' opiate usage as a counter to the American medical establishment's treatment of hallucinogenic drugs.